US airlines operating scheduled passenger flights under FAR Part 121 experienced 26 accidents in 2010 but no fatal accidents, according to preliminary statistics released by the US National Transportation Safety Board last week. The last fatal accident involving a Part 121 passenger carrier in the US was the February 2009 Colgan Air Q400 crash that killed 50. The 26 accidents were identical to the 2009 total. Nonscheduled Part 121 operators had one fatal accident in 2010 in which two ...

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